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Brabbins, Martyn

Works: 560 works in 1,245 publications in 5 languages and 21,679 library holdings
Genres: Concertos  Live sound recordings  Musical settings  Art music  Music  Requiems  Symphonies  Drama  Arrangements (Music)  Rhapsodies (Music) 
Roles: Conductor, Performer, Instrumentalist, Other, Author, Creator
Classifications: M1010, 784.262
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Most widely held works about Martyn Brabbins
Most widely held works by Martyn Brabbins
The mask of Orpheus by Harrison Birtwistle( )

8 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Recorded live at the Royal Festival Hall on 11 & 12 April, 1996."--Insert
Music for saxophone and orchestra by Sohre Neidenbach-Rahbari( )

11 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents popular twentieth-century works for saxophone and orchestra
Piano concertos by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Recording )

9 editions published between 1994 and 2015 in No Linguistic content and Undetermined and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anna Vinnitskaya has now joined Alpha Classics. Her first recording for the label is devoted to one of her repertories of choice: the concertos of Shostakovich.'When I performed the Second Piano Concerto for the first time at the age of eleven, his music seemed very optimistic to me. Only later did I understand everything else that is concealed behind the "façade" of Shostakovich's music.'[The Russian pianist reveals two facets of the composer's music on this disc by juxtaposing the First Piano Concerto in C minor op. 35, an 'insolent' composition with a kaleidoscope of atmospheres and stylistic registers (Russian Romanticism, American jazz, neoclassicism) that constantly surprise the listener, and the more traditional Concerto in F major, which radiates youthful high spirits.] A pupil of Sergey Ossipenko at the Serge Rachmaninoff Conservatory, then of the great Evgeni Koroliov at the Musikhochschule in Hamburg, Anna Vinnitskaya won the Leonard Bernstein Prize, but it was her First Prize at the Queen Elisabeth Competition in Brussels in 2007 that launched her career. For this recording, Anna Vinnitskaya is surrounded by partners of the front rank: the famous Kremerata Baltica, regarded as one of the most creative ensembles on today's musical scene, and the prestigious wind players of the Staatskapelle Dresden
War requiem by Benjamin Britten( )

14 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in 5 languages and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Just because the definitive recording of Britten's War Requiem has already been made by Britten himself is no reason not to keep recording it. For one thing, the work is simply too affecting and too important to ignore. And for another, the work is too deep and too varied to be encompassed by only one recording, even one so superlative and so sympathetic as the composer's own. Thus, one can have in principle no objections to this live 2007 recording led by Helmuth Rilling. After all, the stalwart German conductor is a highly skilled and deeply experienced choral director who clearly knows his way around monumental scores: his recordings of Bach's Passions are proof of that. But though this is a fine performance with many points to recommend it, it is not a great performance. Rilling does an outstanding job of guiding his forces through the work and a more than adequate job of aiming them toward the work's meaning. But one wants more than "more than adequate" in the War Requiem, and in Rilling's hands, the big moments and its intimate moments fail to strike as profoundly as they ought. The soloists are a mixed lot. Tenor James Taylor and baritone Christian Gerhaher have strong and steady voices, but though soprano Annette Dasch has a lovely voice, she tends to get a bit wobbly above the staff. The chorus of the Festivalensemble Stuttgart and the Aurelius S?ngerknaben are both excellent and they do wonders with the work's huge choruses. But the orchestra of the Festivalensemble, while colorful, does not have quite enough size and weight to bring off the big climaxes. H?nssler's super audio sound is definitely a plus -- the sheer size of the sound is amazing -- but not all that much of an improvement over Decca's fabulous stereo sound for Britten. In sum, then, those who don't know the War Requiem are directed toward Britten's recording, while those who do might consider Rilling's as a third or fourth choice after Hickox's or Shaw's. James Leonard, All Music Guide
The flight of Icarus by John Pickard( )

6 editions published in 2008 in 3 languages and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Symphony no. 3 : "The muses" ; Piano concerto no. 2 ; Neptune by Cyril Scott( )

7 editions published in 2004 in 3 languages and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ad ora incerta ; Four Primo Levi settings by Simon Bainbridge( )

6 editions published in 1999 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recorded at BBC Studio 1, Maida Vale, London, Dec. 15-16, 1997 (1st work) and at Rosslyn Hill Chapel, London, Apr. 20, 1998 (2nd work)
Blazon ; Clarinet concerto ; Stepping out ; Violin concerto by Edward Gregson( )

4 editions published in 2003 in No Linguistic content and Undetermined and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Book of hours by Julian Anderson( )

9 editions published in 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New York, tears and hope by Bechara El-Khoury( )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2007 and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Piano concerto no. 1 in F minor : Piano concerto no. 2 in B major by Aleksandr Konstantinovich Glazunov( Recording )

5 editions published in 1996 and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Piano concerto no. 1 ; Symphony no. 4 ; Early one morning by Cyril Scott( )

5 editions published in 2006 and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

London pageant ; Concertante for three wind instruments and orchestra ; Suite from "Tamara" ; Cathaleen-ní-Hoolihan by Arnold Bax( )

3 editions published in 2001 and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Piano concerto in A major, op. 15 by Donald Francis Tovey( )

12 editions published in 1998 in 4 languages and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Red earth by Michael Finnissy( )

10 editions published in 1996 in 3 languages and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Piano concerto no. 1 in F major, op. 10 ; Andante and allegro, op. 88 ; Piano concerto no. 2 in C major, op. 24 by Ignaz Brüll( )

8 editions published in 1999 in No Linguistic content and Undetermined and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spellbound : flute concertos by Sharon Bezaly( )

3 editions published in 2008 and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Britten on film by Benjamin Britten( )

9 editions published in 2007 in Undetermined and English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Orchestral works by BBC Philharmonic Orchestra( )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The best of Britten by Benjamin Britten( )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Born in Suffolk, the son of a dentist, Britten showed talent from an early age. He was a central figure of 20th-century British classical music, and wrote music in many genres
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Martyn Brabbins Brits dirigent

Martyn Brabbins chef d'orchestre britannique

Martyn Brabbins englischer Dirigent

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English (36)

Italian (5)

Latin (4)

Dutch (2)

German (1)